Perfect for heavy parts – robots increase the productivity in foundries. For casting systems or in core shops, in molding shops, in raw casting or for deburring – nowadays, robots can handle the very heavy loads and thereby ensure an increase in productivity in all foundry processes.
Flex cast is a flexible system for casting liquid aluminum. A casting axis is available for up to 100 kg of metal that has to be cast. It consists of a servo drive, an industrial robot and an industrial PC for the simple configuration of pouring curves. A new drive system (based on a crankshaft drive) was developed for the mechanics of the casting axis. It transfers the rotational movement of the servo motor to the pouring ladle backlash-free. This allows a dosing accuracy of <= 1%. The design of the axis has also been proven to be successful in the robust continuous operation of a foundry.
Core-setting robots place sand cores in molding plants with an utmost degree of precision. The exact position of the molding box is determined via optical systems or, if necessary, via mechanical centering units and compensating elements.
Feeders are placed automatically into molding plants or onto the core packages in a low-pressure casting process. In this process, the feeder is moved toward the plant in carriers, de-stacked by a robot and placed in the correct position.
A filter-setting cell consists of a filter-setting robot and a filter sorting unit. For example, this allows for a Sedex filter to be individually positioned for the insertion robot either right above the boxes, customer-specific carriers or as bulk material above conveyor pots.
Using a poring basin molding cutter, a poring basin is milled into the cope box with a milling tool in case of robust and increased contamination. The tool consists of a milling spindle with facing, replaceable blades. The robot is protected from flying sand with a protective cover. The housing of the plant and the sand removal unit can also be supplied. The milling contour is taught, entered via a user interface on a panel PC or transmitted via an interface.
Cast parts also after machining. This requires stable and wear-resistant grippers. The applications range from a pick & place application to the machining in the gripper.
Automating hot forged parts is a major challenge due to the heat and the contamination. Our gripper variants are up to that challenge. The robots and the energy supplies are shielded with special protective measures.
The cast parts are clamped in the gripper and moved along the contour with the robot directly at the external processing machine. The versions and machining possibilities range from sawing and milling to grinding your products. In most cases, we will supply combined applications that meet your requirements.
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